Mother’s Day Flower Box Card

Impress everyone with this dynamic Box card for mom.  It is simple to make but kids and grown ups will sit and play with this card for hours.

What you need:

      • Heavy cardstock for the base (pale yellow)
      • 2 gold flowers done by Coloring with Paper Method (Black, Metallic gold)
      • Butterfly done with coloring with paper method (various scraps of yellow and gold, Black cardstock)
      • liquid glue
      • tape glue
      • Download file
Cutting the Files

The base is a pale yellow cardstock and the panel inlays are colored to match in the download file.  If you want to change the color of the base card, consider changing the colors of the inlays too.

Print and cut everything out.  Re-crease the fold lines with a Popsicle stick. Form a cube with the larg shape.  The flaps should fold to the outside. Glue the tab to the box with liquid glue and let it dry.  I did this mock up in blue and orange so that you could see it better.

Assembly

Fold and glue the box so it looks like this

Folded Long Rectangle
Folded Long Rectangle

Fold the long rectangle so that it looks like this. Put glue on the tabs at the end and the skinny sections that will touch the box.

Put liquid glue on the places that touch the box and slide it into the squished the box.

Expanded Box
Expanded Box

When you expand it back to a cube the box should look like this.

Work the box a few times before you go on to make sure it flattens.  Then glue on the printed panels.  The tall ones go in the back. The shadows go on the bottom sections and the ornate pictures go on the box flaps.

Embellishments

Make 2 small flowers and a butterfly using the tutorials here

Once the flowers and the butterfly are made attack them to the inner cross pieces with a small cut of very strong cardstock.

 

And your box is done!  If you want some variations feel free to use anything else than the flowers and butterfly or change the colors if you want.  Use your imagination.

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